In the first half of 2020, 7.3 million tourists were accommodated in tourist accommodation establishments and 19.4 million overnight stays were provided for them, latest Statistics Poland data show.
Compared to the same period 2019, this was lower by 54.3% and 51.5% respectively.
Compared to the first half of 2019, the occupancy rate of accommodation establishments also decreased from 37.6% to 23.8%.
Tourism is one of the sectors directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions
on the movement of people introduced in Poland in mid-March this year and the reduction
in activities related to the provision of hotel services since the beginning of April resulted
in a significant decrease in the number of persons accommodated in tourist accommodation
After the above restrictions were lifted in May, some accommodation establishments did not resume operations and, despite a gradual increase in the number of tourists accommodated in accommodation establishments, the occupancy of establishments did not reach the level of the same periods last year.